1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang received a 900-horsepower engine

1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang received a 900-horsepower engine

May 26, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The American sports legend, which came off the assembly line of the automaker back in 1967, received a carbon fiber body, as well as a 900-horsepower engine.

Classic Recreations in Oklahoma (USA) has been upgrading the Ford Mustang for over 15 years. According to company representatives, about 2500 man-hours are spent on the modernization of each car. Their latest project was designated GT500CR.

 Classic Recreations and SpeedKore carbon fiber specialist developed body panels for the Mustang in 1967 or 1968 from this lightweight and durable material.

In addition, the steel body native to the machine was completely restored. And only after this begins work on new body panels that were printed on a 3D printer. In order to ensure the perfect fit of the new panels to the original car body, the latter was carefully scanned, and then its accurate 3D model was created.

In addition to rebuilding the body and chassis and creating new carbon body panels, the GT500CR also receives a wide range of updates. Several engine options are available, starting with the 5.0-liter Coyote, which develops 490 horsepower, up to a 7.0-liter supercharged unit with a capacity of 900 hp. Regardless of what is installed under the hood, cars come standard with a five-speed Tremec manual gearbox and MagnaFlow stainless steel exhaust system.

 The GT500CR has a set of forged wheels with Michelin tires and uses Wilwood brakes for an effective stop. Coilover suspension comes standard, as does oversized crossbeams and power steering.